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Algologia 2012, 22(3): 250–257
Physiology, Biochemistry, Biophysics

The influence of some metallocomplexes on phycocyanin content and superoxiddismutase activity in the biomass of Spirulina platensis (Nordst.) Geitler (Cyanophyta)

Efremova N.V.1, Bulmaga V.P.2, Reva V.A.2, Rudic V.F.1, Kiriac T.V.1, Gulea A.P.2, Zosim L.S.2, Elenchuc D.I.1, Djur S.V.2, Bivol Ch.M.2
Abstract

The influence of some metallocomplexes of Mn (II) and Zn (II) on phycocyanin content and superoxiddismutase activity in the biomass of blue-green algae Spirulina platensis has been investigated and new procedures of obtaining of spirulina biomass with high content of antioxidants of protein nature have been elaborated. As a result of the SDS-PAGE electrophoresis the biochemical composition of obtained protein extracts “SP-SOD/Phyco-1” and “SP-SOD/Phyco-2”, including the water-soluble pigment – phycocyanin and the enzyme – superoxiddismutase (SOD), has been established. This investigation demonstrates the possibility of utilization of S. platensis as biotechnological object for the obtaining of antioxidants of protein nature.

Keywords: phycobiotehnology, Spirulina platensis, phycocyanin, superoxiddismutase, metallocomplexes

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